Embark on Your Engineering Journey with Dublin Aerospace: Dublin Aerospace Opens Applications for its 2024 Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship

Dublin Aerospace, the aircraft maintenance company headquartered in Dublin Airport, today opens its applications for its highly anticipated Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship.


This year’s program will welcome 15 new apprentices to the growing Dublin Aerospace team. With a blended approach of classroom and hands-on experience, those who successfully complete the apprenticeship will be considered for full-time positions at Dublin Aerospace. 


With a combination of Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeships for Aircraft Overhaul in the Dublin Aerospace Hangars and also opportunity within Mechanical Automation, candidates have until 14th April, 2024 to submit their applications.


Commenting on the announcement, William Flaherty, CEO of Dublin Aerospace said: “As we open applications for this year’s apprenticeship intake, we are always delighted to see the overwhelming interest in our program from talented young people across Ireland.


At Dublin Aerospace, our apprentices fully integrate into our team, many of whom choose to continue their journey with us after completing their apprenticeship. Several individuals have progressed to managerial roles, contributing significantly to driving our success as a leading MRO. We look forward to warmly welcoming this year's apprentices as they join our team at Dublin Aerospace.”


Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship Program

  • The Aircraft Engineer Apprenticeship Program is a four-year, paid apprenticeship during which the candidates spend a total of 75 weeks in Aviation College (Shannon and Dublin) and the remaining time in On-the-Job Training (OJT) in Dublin Aerospace’s facilities.
  • After two years apprentices will achieve EASA Category A Aircraft Mechanic and after four years the successful candidates are designated as EASA Category B Aircraft Engineers. There are two qualification streams available; Avionics and Airframe/Engine.
  • The apprentices will carry out maintenance and repair of aircraft systems/components while learning to use specialised equipment in a workshop environment.
  • This work is diverse and highly regulated, and is recognised both nationally and internationally.

For more information on the Apprenticeship, please visit the Dublin Aerospace website: https://www.dublinaerospace.com/aircraft-engineering-apprenticeship


With applications open from today, 8th March, 2024, the application deadline is 14th April, 2024



Entry Requirements:


  • Candidates must be over 18 years of age on September 31st 2024.
  • Candidates must be Irish, EU or UK citizens. Dublin Aerospace do not offer sponsorship or visas for those living outside of the EU.
  • Must have completed the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent examinations, or be currently completing it in 2024.
  • You should have achieved or expect to achieve, a minimum of H5 or O4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics and English (As per the previous grading system, a minimum of Grade D in Higher Level or Grade C in Lower Level Mathematics and English).
  • Must pass a colour vision test, organised by Dublin Aerospace.
  • Must pass airport security vetting.


More information can be found on the Apprenticeship section the Dublin Aerospace website: https://www.dublinaerospace.com/aircraft-engineering-apprenticeship


About Dublin Aerospace

Dublin Aerospace Group, parent company to Dublin Aerospace and Exeter Aerospace, is one of the world’s leading providers of Aerospace MRO services with capabilities in APU Repair & Overhaul, Base Maintenance, IDG Repair & Overhaul, and Landing Gear Repair & Overhaul.


Founded in 2009 and based out of Dublin Airport, Dublin Aerospace operates a 4-bay Base Maintenance facility that can presently handle approx 70 aircraft per annum (A320, A330, 737 families), an APU overhaul centre that can handle 200 APU’s a year.


Dublin Aerospace has recently developed a state-of-the-art Landing Gear facility in Ashbourne, Ireland. The facility provides maintenance on aircraft landing gear where it overhauls up to 350 B737 and A320 legs per year.


Based in the UK, Exeter Aerospace, offers Base Maintenance services across 6 hangar bays on the ATR, DHC-8, and Embraer ERJ families. 






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